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Microsoft's in-store Android looks desperate but can Google stop it?

Roland6 Silver badge

Re: Clever idea to increase Office 365 take-up

>anything that pre-installs Office apps on a device is a good thing as it means adding an Office 365 subscription is easy.

Given that Office for Android (ie. Word, Excel, Powerpoint & OneNote) are already available from the Play store, there is nothing really stopping MS from visiting phone OEMs and giving them incentives to preinstall these app's on their devices, particularly if the rumours are true that MS has substantive revenues arising from their Android IP extortion racket...

Interestingly, if you read the Mary Foley article, she says that is what will be happening...

Likewise, there is llittle preventing a MNO from preinstalling apps...

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